Israel's President Herzog meets with Yair Lapid to discuss judicial reform

Israel's President Isaac Herzog met on Tuesday evening with opposition leader MK Yair Lapid and National Unity head, MK Benny Gantz, as part of efforts to open dialogue between Israel's coalition and opposition regarding the judicial reform.

In two separate meetings, Herzog discussed his outline of judicial procedure, explained in his address to the nation on Sunday, to Gantz and Lapid.

Later on Tuesday night, the Israeli president also met with the Knesset's Constitution, Law and Justice Committee chief, MK Simcha Rothman, one of the leaders of the judicial reform.

Lapid told the press after the meeting: "I presented the president with the basic issues on which we will not compromise - first and foremost, stopping the entire legislative process.

"I came to the president to make heard the voice of hundreds of thousands of people who love [their] country, who are taking to the streets concerned and anxious about the future of the State of Israel."

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